do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

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do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby Sonius » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:34 pm

New York State, Illinois, and maybe California is states to which I am considering Bar admissions.

Is law school necessary?

Took the December LSAT, btw, so I'm in the same boat as many of you, lol!

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby Sonius » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:37 pm

It's a valid question, there's no need for people to be rude..

Thanks for the warm welcome though, :roll:

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby dreman510 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:39 pm

Sonius wrote:It's a valid question, there's no need for people to be rude..

Thanks for the warm welcome though, :roll:

Just because no one had an answer to your question doesnt mean they're rude. Look it up on the state bars websites.

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby whyamidoingthis » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:42 pm

California still has a baby bar/apprenticeship system. Other than knowing it exists, I don't know much more about it. I believe it's rare these days for people to go that route.

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby green » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:44 pm

I know you don't need a law school to take the bar in Vermont, but I don't know about other states.

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby Sonius » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:45 pm

That's kind of helpful, I suppose, but I'm not sure how it applies to my situation and specific question in re: law school <---> bar


btw, there was over 10 views to my thread, according to the view-indicator, dreman510. That's why I raised my voice, not because anyone said anything explicitly mean or rude.


To the poster that responded with Vermont: loot at my OP (original post), I did not say Vermont..

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby flhealth » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:45 pm

Sonius wrote:It's a valid question, there's no need for people to be rude..

Thanks for the warm welcome though, :roll:

dude...you waited a total of THREE minutes before bumping a rude reference
to answer your question, no you do not need to go to law school so withdraw all your applications now....good luck

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby dreman510 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:48 pm

flhealth wrote:
Sonius wrote:It's a valid question, there's no need for people to be rude..

Thanks for the warm welcome though, :roll:

dude...you waited a total of THREE minutes before bumping a rude reference
to answer your question, no you do not need to go to law school so withdraw all your applications now....good luck

+1. People who give input/advice are doing you a favor. Dont be rude just because youre impatient.

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby dontthinkso » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:48 pm

Sonius wrote:That's kind of helpful, I suppose, but I'm not sure how it applies to my situation and specific question in re: law school <---> bar


btw, there was over 10 views to my thread, according to the view-indicator, dreman510. That's why I raised my voice, not because anyone said anything explicitly mean or rude.


To the poster that responded with Vermont: loot at my OP (original post), I did not say Vermont..



I'm guessing you'd like to skip law school because your LSAT might have been better, no? LR: Just because over 10 people viewed your post and didn't reply doesn't mean they were being rude. Did it cross your mind that perhaps they didn't know the answer, like yours truly?

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby dapoetic1 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:49 pm

whyamidoingthis wrote:California still has a baby bar/apprenticeship system. Other than knowing it exists, I don't know much more about it. I believe it's rare these days for people to go that route.


is correct about Cali. They have rules that allow you to study underneath an attorney. It's how law students used to be taught. It's the apprenticeship method.

There are LOTS of downfalls to this method.
1. The FYLSE aka Baby Bar--google it!
2. You can only practice in California (for a limited time and then some states will let you practice in their state, each state is different_
3. After the FYLSE you must still pass the Cali bar which is commonly known to be the most difficult in the nation, and I believe you can only practice Federal cases.

So...you some options, but you should weigh them carefully.

And I don't know specifically about Vermont, but a quick trip to google should clear up some of these questions for you

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby dreman510 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:51 pm

dontthinkso wrote:
Sonius wrote:That's kind of helpful, I suppose, but I'm not sure how it applies to my situation and specific question in re: law school <---> bar


btw, there was over 10 views to my thread, according to the view-indicator, dreman510. That's why I raised my voice, not because anyone said anything explicitly mean or rude.


To the poster that responded with Vermont: loot at my OP (original post), I did not say Vermont..



I'm guessing you'd like to skip law school because your LSAT might have been better, no? LR: Just because over 10 people viewed your post and didn't reply doesn't mean they were being rude. Did it cross your mind that perhaps they didn't know the answer, like yours truly?

Agreed. Would you rather everyone post their response, even if they have nothing useful to add? And if you rechecked your thread, then that counts in the View Count.

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby KristaLyn » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:51 pm

Wow, the only person I see being rude here is you, especially to the one person who was trying to help you.

Seriously, look it up on the bar's website. However, good luck finding a job. I know if you were my lawyer I certainly wouldn't want you writing any of my appeals with grammer like that.

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby Sonius » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:52 pm

Interesting (this is in re: to the helpful poster). I may not go with California after all (i've also heard bad things about people being rude, not unlike this forum).


In re: Vermont....I don't care!! Look at my OP!! Stop bringing up Vermont.

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby dreman510 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:53 pm

Sonius wrote:Interesting (this is in re: to the helpful poster). I may not go with California after all (i've also heard bad things about people being rude, not unlike this forum).


In re: Vermont....I don't care!! Look at my OP!! Stop bringing up Vermont.

I think maybe you should try another website if you dont like the answers here. Clearly we're not up to your standards. I hope they throw you a nice welcome party.
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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby unfgolfer14 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:54 pm

Sonius wrote:New York State, Illinois, and maybe California is states to which I am considering Bar admissions.

Is law school necessary?

Took the December LSAT, btw, so I'm in the same boat as many of you, lol!


Learn how to conjugate your verbs, then worry about the bar.

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby Sonius » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:56 pm

how does one quote with the quote feature? this board is not the most user-friendly.

in any regard, to unigolfer: :?:


and do dreman510: People weren't responding yet looking at my thread..ignoring my questions implicitly implied that it was illegitimate or invalid or both. It was a genuine question that could apply to several many people considering it's...a ....law...school....website!

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby jaen78 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:57 pm

You know who else is going to be rude to you? Hiring partners at firms when you try to apply without a JD. Good luck with that one.

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby Sonius » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:59 pm

quoting jaen78: "You know who else is going to be rude to you? Hiring partners at firms when you try to apply without a JD. Good luck with that one." end quote.

I have the capability and option of begining my own firm practice. Good luck with the "what are some other possibilities" section of the LSAT. -- for those condescending individuals, that was meant as hyperbole

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby dreman510 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:00 pm

Sonius wrote:how does one quote with the quote feature? this board is not the most user-friendly.

in any regard, to unigolfer: :?:


and do dreman510: People weren't responding yet looking at my thread..ignoring my questions implicitly implied that it was illegitimate or invalid or both. It was a genuine question that could apply to several many people considering it's...a ....law...school....website!

Again, people might look but not have anything useful to add. Just because they didnt answer doesnt mean they think its necessarily a dumb question. And just because people here are pre-law/in law school, doesnt mean they know the answer to every law-related to question, especially one that does not apply to most people here, since this is for law or future law students. Your question implies that you do not want to take that path. So chill out.

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby KristaLyn » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:02 pm

Sonius wrote:quoting jaen78: "You know who else is going to be rude to you? Hiring partners at firms when you try to apply without a JD. Good luck with that one." end quote.

I have the capability and option of begining my own firm practice. Good luck with the "what are some other possibilities" section of the LSAT. -- for those condescending individuals, that was meant as hyperbole


No person would hire you with an attitude and grammer like yours, and don't you think CLIENTS would want to know your credentials to represent them? Are you going to say you just decided to take the state bar one day, so that makes you qualified? Haha, good luck with that.

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby interestedbyestander » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:03 pm

I'm not sure if the OP is a flame, an irrogant SOB, or just an idiot. Perhaps all three.

Anyway, IMHO he has no business posting here until he learns how this site works.

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby unfgolfer14 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:04 pm

Sonius wrote:quoting jaen78: "You know who else is going to be rude to you? Hiring partners at firms when you try to apply without a JD. Good luck with that one." end quote.

I have the capability and option of begining my own firm practice. Good luck with the "what are some other possibilities" section of the LSAT. -- for those condescending individuals, that was meant as hyperbole


Is this guy even for real? I think he's just trying to get a rise out of us.

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby LSATfromNC » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:05 pm

I do not know.

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby dreman510 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:05 pm

I think its safe to say the OP should leave and not come back.

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Re: do i have to go to law school to take the Bar?

Postby TopCat » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:06 pm

Sonius wrote:It's a valid question, there's no need for people to be rude..

Thanks for the warm welcome though, :roll:


If people here were really being rude, they would be going "f&#k off, you stupid crybaby" or something. I almost felt like being rude to you myself once I read your posts.

Welcome to TLS.

Edit: Why did I even post a reply? dang.
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